Moynihan Revisited: Assessing Changes in the African American Families over the Past Five Decades In 1965, the U.S. Department of Labor released a report entitled, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” authored by Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The controversial...Read More
By Kenneth Braswell Executive Director | Fathers Incorporated One can’t dismiss the societal challenges for Black families since the civil rights movement. To most today, 1965 seems like 200 years ago. Many pioneers of that time would be challenged to say that they would live...Read More
By Kenneth Braswell It has been an eye opening experience to hear from so many scholars about the atmosphere during the time that the Moynihan Report was published. I, like many others get caught up in the nostalgia of the civil rights movement. If you were born like me in the...Read More
In 1965 Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a report entitled: The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. The report later became known at the Moynihan Report. By most accounts, it is probably the most poignant collection of statistical analysis, combined with social commentary in the last 45 years; not because of what it reveal; but because of how close it has come to the truth.
There has been much speculation about the numbers of black men who attend college versus those who are imprisoned. Many commentators, practitioners, social workers and other continue to quote outdated statistics about black men and incarceration. Today, there are more black men in college than in America’s prisons.
Michelle served as the keynote speaker for the February 22nd research finding forum of the Moynihan Report Revisited. You can view event at http://goo.gl/O5d2U